Lahore: Provincial Minister for Education, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said that Punjab government is pursuing a comprehensive policy for the promotion & up gradation of school education. He said that Punjab Government has spent Rs. 19 billion during its present tenure to provide missing facilities in 8749 schools of the province, whereas, Rs. 5 billion will be spent during current fiscal year for provision of missing facilities in two thousand schools. He said that IT labs have been set up in more than 5000 high schools and 515 middle schools. He said that scholarships of ten billion rupees are being provided to thousands of students within the country and abroad from Endowment fund.
While talking to delegation of school teachers, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman informed that 3068 primary and middle schools have been upgraded at a cost of Rs.13005 million during the last four years. He said that more than 70 thousand teachers have been recruited on merit in a transparent manner for removing shortage of school teachers throughout the province. He said that modern science lab have been established in one thousand high schools of the province at a cost of one billion rupees. He said that scholarships are being given to 50 thousand students from Punjab Education Endowment Fund this year.